Title : The World of Lore: Wicked Mortals
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 352 pages
Publisher : Aaron Mahnke
Language : English
ISBN : 1524797995

A chilling lavishly illustrated whos who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth featuring stories from the Lore podcastnow a streaming television seriesincluding Black Stockings Half Hanged and The Castle as well as rare material Some monsters are figments of our imagination Others are as real as flesh and blood humans who may look like us who may walk among us often unnoticed occasionally even admiredbut whose evil deeds and secret lives once revealed mark them as something utterly wicked In this illustrated volume from the host of the hit podcast Lore youll find tales of infamous characters whose veins ran with ice water and whose crimes remind us that truth can be terrifying than fiction Aaron Mahnke introduces us to William Brodie a renowned Scottish cabinetmaker who used his professional expertise to prey on the citizens of Edinburgh and whose rampant criminality behind a veneer of social respectability inspired Robert Louis Stevensons classic novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Then theres H H Holmes a relentless and elusive con artist who became best known as the terror of Chicagos 1893 Worlds Fair when unwitting guests were welcomed into his hotel of horrors never to be seen again And no rogues gallery could leave out Bela Kiss the Hungarian tinsmith with a taste for the occult and a collection of gasoline drums with womens bodies inside Brimming with accounts of historys most heinous real life fiends this riveting best of the worst roundup will haunt your thoughts chill your bones and leave you wondering if there are mortal monsters lurking even closer than you thinkThe World of Lore series includesMONSTROUS CREATURES WICKED MORTALS DREADFUL PLACES